What’s Forester really like? How does it drive? Get the inside story from owners and motoring press experts


This is the second Forester i have owned and, whilst i thought the previous model couldn't be bettered, this one, the XT model, i can't find fault with and am enjoying using and driving it. Subaru is a very underestimated marque.

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John of MONMOUTH, 2018

I have a Forester XT. This car gives the best of all I look for. It has superb road holding, will go through water and snow with ease. The XT is a quick car too. Great amount of storage space. All backed by Subaru’s excellent reliability.

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Dale of Cleveland, 2018

I've had 7 Subarus in total, the first one which I bought second hand in 1985 covered 180,000 miles & never let me down. Since then I've had 6 Foresters & each one has been excellent. I really like this latest one with the 'eyesight' technology.

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John of ORMSKIRK, 2018

Very pleased with comfort, interior space and ease of driving. This is coupled with excellent all-round vision and good equipment levels. I live in a rural location with many single track roads - confident that my Forester can meet any demands made upon it.

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Margaret of BARROW-UPON-HUMBER, 2018

I’m delighted with my current Subaru Forester (it’s my fourth). The latest model has a much improved infotainment system and has pretty much caught up with competitors in this respect. However, the real plus about owning a Subaru is its engineering.

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John of Duns, 2018

Safe, reliable, good vision, enjoyable to drive, corners as only Subaru’s can. Complete car with a smile

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Dean of Leicestershire, 2018


"The upgraded Forester offers better handling and improved refinement, generous interior space and cargo capacity, a commanding driving position and ease of entry and exit."

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Bournemouth Daily Echo, 04 November 2017

"This is a capable and attractive vehicle which has been nicely freshened-up – building on its strengths without taking away the things that made it a good car to start with."

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Midlands Business News, 05 October 2017

"The Subaru Forester has been recognised in an independent poll by 50,000 UK car drivers and placed firmly in the Top 10 cars to own in the annual Driver Power survey."

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Belfast Telegraph, 27 April 2017

"It may be more capable Off-Road than many of its rivals. It also holds a certain amount of mechanical interest value, as Subarus tend to do."

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Autocar, 05 April 2017

"Can Subarus still go Off-Road? Well yeah they clearly can, obviously some more extreme than others, and in that respect, the Forester is the Daddy!"

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CarKeys, 06 January 2017

"Hugely reliable, pleasant to drive, spacious, comfortable and unpretentious."

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SAGA Magazine, 12 Dec 2016


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